Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth Today there is just one Us Homo sapiens How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rig

The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community

The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth CommunitySweeping survey of world history offering a new understanding of the key challenge of our time Offers a positive message of hope for a sustainable and just future and a practical strategy for getting there In The Great Turning, David Korten argues that Empire, the organization of society through

Practice of the Wild

Practice of the WildThe nine captivatingly meditative essays in The Practice of the Wild display the deep understanding and wide erudition of Gary Snyder in the ways of Buddhist belief, wildness, wildlife, and the world These essays, first published in 1990, stand as the mature centerpiece of Snyder s work and thought

The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature

The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in NatureThe economy and global competitiveness are the bottom line for society and governments, or so says conventional wisdom But what are the real needs that must be satisfied to live rich, fulfilling lives This is the question David Suzuki explores in this wide ranging study Suzuki begins by presentin

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or SucceedBrilliant, illuminating, and immensely absorbing, Collapse is destined to take its place as one of the essential books of our time, raising the urgent question How can our world best avoid committing ecological suicide In his million copy bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond examined h

Original Wisdom: Stories of an Ancient Way of Knowing

Original Wisdom: Stories of an Ancient Way of KnowingExplores the lifestyle of indigenous peoples of the world who exist in complete harmony with the natural world and with each other Reveals a model of a society built on trust, patience, and joy rather than anxiety, hurry, and acquisition Shows how we can reconnect with the ancient intuitive aw

Big History: From the Big Bang to the Present

Big History: From the Big Bang to the PresentBig History begins when the universe is no than a single point the size of an atom and ends with a 21st century world inhabited by 6.1 billion people It s a story that takes in prehistoric geography, human evolution, the agrarian age, the Black Death, the voyages of Columbus, the Industrial

The Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update

The Limits to Growth: The 30-Year UpdateIn 1972, three scientists from MIT created a computer model that analyzed global resource consumption and production Their results shocked the world and created stirring conversation about global overshoot, or resource use beyond the carrying capacity of the planet Now, preeminent environmental

Endgame, Vol. 1: The Problem of Civilization

Endgame, Vol. 1: The Problem of CivilizationThe long awaited companion piece to Derrick Jensen s immensely popular and highly acclaimed works A Language Older Than Words and The Culture of Make Believe Accepting the increasingly widespread belief that industrialized culture inevitably erodes the natural world, Endgame sets out to explore how

The Pine Island Paradox

The Pine Island ParadoxIn this warm, stimulating brew of personal stories, acclaimed author Kathleen Dean Moore uses the metaphor of an island to challenge the cynicism inherent in the Western worldview A gifted storyteller with a sly sense of humor, Moore explores three separations brought to us by Enlightenment philoso